BC guys evaluate Bates's tenure positively.
I just returned from the BIg House, where a great fellow named John Simon gave an awesome tour to my 42 preschoolers (and a bunch of dads!)
So, we did an abbreviated tour of the towers, only going up to the club level. 4-yr-olds really want to get to the locker room and have lots of time on the field!
Anyway, we spent quite a while in the locker room, and there was one major change from my visit there a
week year ago:
The #21 locker is now completely different from the rest of them. It is done up in dark wood, the top says "Michigan Legend - Desmond Howard" and inside the locker where the block M goes is an oval plaque that resembles the jersey patch. Here's the locker:
Here's the locker in context:
John, our very informative tour guide, told me that there was a work order for another FOUR legends lockers. So we heard back in June that Ford, Oosterban, and Kramer's numbers were being "legended," so who do we think the fourth is? Harmon? Woodson? Wistert? John did not speculate.
Other items of interest:
As an earlier poster noted, Fitz's 28 is no longer there. However, removing it has seemed to wreak some havoc with locker placement, as Kenny Wilkin's #41 is now in its place:
John said that would have to change as Hoke demands the lockers be arranged numerically.
Finally, a completely gratuitous pic of Denard's locker: